Supervisor Candace Andersen was first elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on June 5, 2012. Although her term of office did not officially begin until January 2013, Governor Jerry Brown appointed her to fill the remainder of the term of Supervisor Gayle Uilkema, who had unfortunately passed away. Supervisor Andersen was sworn in to be the District 2 Supervisor on June 26, 2012.
In June 2016 Supervisor Andersen ran unopposed and was re-elected to another four-year term. She has already announced her plans to run again in 2020. Previously, Candace was on the Danville Town Council from 2003 through June 25, 2012, serving two terms as Mayor. She also served on the Morgan Hill City Council from January 1993 through December 1994.
In her role as County Supervisor, Candace currently sits on the following boards, commissions and committees:
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Bay Area Counties Caucus
Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (RecycleSmart)
Contra Costa County 2020 Census Complete Count Steering Committee
Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA) – Retirement Board
Contra Costa County Fire District Board (ConFire)
Contra Costa County Housing Authority
Central Contra Costa Transit Authority – County Connection
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Dougherty Valley Oversight Committee
East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA)
East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS) Authority Governing Board
Family and Human Services Committee
Hazardous Waste Management Facility Allocation Committee
Hiring Outreach and Oversight Committee
Internal Operations Committee
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
Pleasant Hill BART/Contra Costa Centre Joint Powers Authority
San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council
Southwest Area Transportation Committee
Traffix (Measure J Traffic Relief Congestion Agency)
Tri-Valley Transportation Council
Transportation, Water and Infrastructure Committee (TWIC)
To learn more about Supervisor Andersen’s roles and responsibilities in the County, please visit her official County Website.
Supervisor Andersen is also an attorney licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii. She began her legal career as a Prosecuting Attorney in her hometown Honolulu, and worked as a civil practitioner with a small law firm in Morgan Hill. Candace put her legal career on hold to serve the community and raise her family.
Candace earned both her B.A. in Public Policy (1982) and Juris Doctorate (1985) from Brigham Young University. She attended Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii from K-12.
Along with her responsibilities on the Board of Supervisors, Candace remains an active volunteer with the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other community organizations.
She and her husband, attorney Philip M. Andersen, have been married for 36 years and are the parents of six children ranging in age from 22 to 35, have four daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and six grandchildren.